Past Seminar

Exploring the Future of the Endangered Species Act

Sep 25, 2018 Video

This event explored what the future of the Endangered Species Act means for our environment and economy.

Blog Post

Baby Steps for Conservation in Georgia

Nov 16, 2018 | Margaret A. Walls
This post assesses the initiative passed by Georgia voters that dedicates a percentage of state sales tax revenues from outdoor recreation retailers to conservation. How does this approach compare to programs in other states?
Past Webinar

Shale Research Clearinghouse Webinar

Nov 14, 2018

RFF will be hosting a webinar on Wednesday, November 14th to launch the new Shale Research Clearinghouse, or SHARC, website.

Blog Post

Conflicting Measurements Reduce Uncertainty in Climate Science? We Can Work It Out

Nov 8, 2018 | Roger M. Cooke, Bruce A. Wielicki
As researchers seek to better understand climate science, rigorous uncertainty quantification and valid mathematical propagation can replace fussing and fighting.
Climate Change Risk and Uncertainty
Blog Post

Quick Takes on Climate and Energy after the 2018 US Midterm Elections

Nov 7, 2018 | Adrienne Young
What to make of the fate of two state-level ballot initiatives aimed at climate and energy issues.
Climate Change Energy and Electricity
Journal Article

Probabilistic reasoning about measurements of equilibrium climate sensitivity: combining disparate lines of evidence

Nov 5, 2018 | Roger M. Cooke, Bruce A. Wielicki | 14 pp.
Climate Change
Testimony and Public Comments

Comments on PJM’s proposed changes to its Open Access Transmission Tariff

Nov 7, 2018 | Karen L. Palmer, Kathryne Cleary | 6 pp.
Energy and Electricity
Blog Post

Can US Capacity Markets Keep Up with an Evolving Electric Grid?

Nov 6, 2018 | Kathryne Cleary, Karen L. Palmer
The evolving US electric grid will require changes in market design to best account for the value that new resources offer.
Energy and Electricity
Report

The Economics of Regulatory Repeal and Six Case Studies

Nov 6, 2018 | Alan J. Krupnick, Arthur G. Fraas, Justine Huetteman, Isabel Echarte | 29 pp.
Should regulations stay or should they go? RFF researchers conducted cost-benefit analyses of six regulations generating industry complaints.
Blog Post

PJM and ISO-NE Tackle Capacity Market Reform: Did They Succeed?

Nov 5, 2018 | Kathryne Cleary, Karen L. Palmer
PJM’s latest proposal to reform its capacity market is likely more expensive and less effective at integrating subsidized resources into the market relative to ISO-NE’s solution.
Energy and Electricity